Mejia-Rice places second, Nelson third at state

Titus Mejia-Rice (right) grapples with Brandon Zeiher of Scio in the 145-pound state title match. PETE NELSON

Some key wins but ultimate heartbreak awaited the Creswell Bulldogs at last weekend's OSAA 3A Wrestling State Tournament at Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
A two-time state champion at 145 pounds, junior Titus Mejia-Rice was halfway to his goal of winning four straight state titles. But that dream was dashed by a 0-1 loss to Brandon Zeiher of Scio in the championship match, and Mejia-Rice settled . . .